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and om a 6-minute trip between # 5. and the beltway and that fog is hanging thick in the air. megan, back to you. police say he is one of the best dressed robbers. he is behind bars. linda so joins us. you can thank the homeowner he thought it would be a good with the after a previous robbery and got cameras. thanks to the images there were a number of tips and make a quick arrest. the preppy robber can be seen sizing up this home. the video shows him carrying out the goods through the front door. they arrested jeremy hall. they found other stolen ideas from montgomery county homes. the homeowner is nad he
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incested in the cameras. >> i got home and found the window broken -- he had invested in the cameras. >> i got home and found the window open. >> the person who investigationsed hall will get a reward. police believe that this man is responsible for a number of sexual assaults in the woodlawn area. the 24-year-old faces charges including sex offenses and indecent exposures. it started with an assault at monica please. the second was july 24th when they were called out for an attempted rape. a sketch was released and last week officers on routine patrol happened to find a man who matched that drawing. but they didn't have enough to
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make the case. >> dna swabs were teaken and those -- taken and those were compared to the evidence. and they were confirmed by the biology unit he was the one who committed the crimes. >> detectives are continuing tear investigation -- their investigation. a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit in a crash that happened in 2008. john short tide after he swerved his tractor-trailer to avoid hitting a car it crashed and went into the bay. the attorney said short's family has agreed to a settlement. an investigation determined baldwin had a blood alcohol belfast of too low to press criminal charges. the council says repairing
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the aiming schools could -- ailing schools could cost 3 billion. the committee had hearings on recommendations for improving facilities to the tune of $2.8 billion. one council woman is leading the charges saying that it is a challenge facing the people of bt to improve the learning environment. -- baltimore to improve the learning environment. >> when there is no heat, the roof leaks, the windows are foggy, it make as difference, to teachers. >> she says that children were attending schools more, and achieving better. it is important to provide the right facilities to them. whether you are a fan of literature or you like romance novels this is about reading.
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it is the book festival there is something for everyone. sherrie johnson has her nose in a book. >> love to read. love it. it is that time again for the 15th annual baltimore book festival. look here the stage is already been set here, you can see the band parking. they have live music. it all kicked off today right here in the mt. vernon area. it is the premier festival for arts. it promotes reading, the printed word and showcases authors, booksellers and publishers. there will be 200 author appearances, book signings, and booksellers, panel discussions, live music and food. some authors include sherry shepherd from "the view" and
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jessie ventura, just to name a few. >> it is a great college town that has a very large percentage of book lovers, we're loan a sports town but now we're a book town. >> that was the mayor of the city there. it is important to note it is open to the public, free, it kicks off today. bring the kicks -- kids and come out. >> thank you for that. 5 minutes after 5:00 now. you remember this moment two months ago when the girls hope and they were surprised here. it happened at 9:00. it was the extreme home make over edition. move the bus. it debuted the 8th season with a special on the baltimore build.
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we're going to gate look where you can see everything inside. before it moves the bus we'll go behind the build with a special here on. a bc 2 that starts at 6 by the two-hour premier of extreme makeover: home edition at 7:00. your kids are getting up soon and they will be heading for school. be sure they're on time. one town wants to charge them if they show up late to class. how effective are mammograms. you will be surprised what the research is showing. before you head out if you need to get the bus or train it looked good. >> if you are light rain you are on time. and buses look for 3, 11, 61 and 64 to be diverted north at charles for the book festival. and 35 at prat and 5 at central
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and ongoing construction the 10 and 30 at light and prat. i'm mark jones for the transit team.
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late to class? pay up if that's the case, students in utah will be charged $5 if they are late to class. they have seen a change in behavior. >> what i have noticed as an administrator is that students are not stopping and talking, there is not enough time if they want to be in class. >> they have to -- they have the option for serving a half hour detention instead of $59 fine. -- $5 fine. a mild tay and muggy start. temperatures now 68 degrees. you will notice that matches the dew point we have 100% humidity, we have quite a bit
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of fog. it may be thicker in some spots. from towson elementary and haze in the parking lot. a lot of us drove in through thick fog. if it was forming before 4 a.m. it is likely to get thicker during the commute. deal with that this morning, temperatures at 8:00. we'll pop out that sun. once we diminish the fog, we'll start to pop the temperatures up into the 90s. we're caming for 93 as the guarantee. an isolated shower. check on the traffic. fog will be an issue. >> that's right, the fog for the most part is keeping the speeds down around the area. but not affecting traffic too, too much. we have one incident that's 95 southbound. the drive times onle 83.
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and no problem and 83 and that's five minutes. we don't have a lot of problems. it looks good. back to you. 12 minutes after 5:00 now. a drug that's used by millions but it has been linked to heart attacks and strokes. the action officials are taking. >> i must be the one to kill harry potter; we have a look at the trailer for the newest movie. we'll be back. tax on ez
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that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies.
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then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. if you have expired prescriptions at home and you wonder how to get rid of them you're in luck.
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and pharmacies and agencies will have a drug take back day. it runs tomorrow at 3400 sites across the country. we have a link to the dea web site. regulators have ordered avandi. a off the market. now new restrictions are on the drug. it can be used by people with type ii -- type ii diabetes. how effective are mammograms in detecting breast cancer. in a study less effective than previously thought in women
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over 50. and we have more. >> reporter: the study involved patients over 50. researchers found women screened regularly had a lower risk of dieing from breast cancer. a third was due to mammograms. the rest was better treatment and greater awareness of the disease. >> i think it will confuse patients more than they are confused. >> the concern for experts they will not get screenings. >> i think it has proven to be a very good screening tool. it is the best we have right now. >> women we spoke to say they plan to disregard the findings. >> the younger the better, why wait. >> they worry the research could lead insurance companies to reduce their coverage. >> i think that the companies will take an opportunity not to cover something that may or may not be done but probably should be done so you can find out if
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you are well. >> i hope it does not lead to rationing of health care; women should have a choice, a conversation whether it is right for them. >> a conversation, they say, it best held between a woman and her doctor to determine what's right for her. experts point out it was done in norway where they have more access to health care overall. >> we want to remind you the race for the cure is nine days away. it is october 3rd. we want to you join us. we'll be live on the air to broadcast the event sunday at 7 a.m. you can register for the big race by heading to the web site. when you get there click on the lifestyle tab and look to the right for the think pink logo.
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we'll be thinking rink that leads up to the race. we're covering all sorts of stories throughout the week. tune in all day long especially on tuesday the 28th. that's because that will be the call to health. it is part of the coverage in the race for the cure. we will be close to the record. it will be the end of the stretch. 656 the sun is coming up at
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that -- up at that time. and here is the deal, we have fog and clouds. this is part of a weather system that's causing bigger problems across the upper midwest. flooding from storms that erupted here. we're watching the front that will get active and stay active. it will lose the punch as the storm winds up. energy will split to the south and north. this is a set up where we can miss out where we need more rain. we had strong storms this band may actually fall apart. but we'll be watching a front that will break up the pattern. we have a hot day streaming ahead that will fire in. this is not the front. the front is back in ohio by the evening. but there will be energy to spill the showers our way. the front slides to the south. maryland and virginia, could be
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wet as we go through the afternoon. then through sunday and make a return back in our direction and end wet. 93 that's our guarantee but we're within reach, two notches away from the record high of 95. we should start to dry things out and not fog with clouds down to 6 #. we should see a partly sunny day to 84 degrees. take you down and cooler with maybe the chance of rain on sunday. check on that forecast in a couple of minutes. now let's look at the fog and roads and traffic. >> thank you, justin. we're getting reports of fog on the i-70 corridor between columbia pike and be careful, keep the speeds down. do not cut on your high beams because that reflects the lights back at you through the fog. as we look here at 95, 195, traffic is good.
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and not really any delays. the fog is hovers over -- hovering over the road. that's off to the shoulder. traffic will be okay on the outer loop. a four-minute trip. and no issues on the top side. back to you. >> thank you. and entertainment news, he gained fame selling millions of records in the 1950s with songs thinking of you and my time. friends and family are mourning the loss of eddie fisher. he died from complications in surgery. he had two high-profile marriages. his daughter is carrie fisher. steven col bert will testify
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before congress. it is part of a show comedy center he afreed to spend the day working in the fields along side immigrant workers. >> i must be the one to kill harry potter. >> no one will know which one is the real one. >> there you have it a look this morning at the next harry potter movie. the film harry potter and the deathly hollows will be released november 19th. it is based on the final book in the series. and 5:23. happy birthday to all you people celebrating a birthday here on the 24th. conner turns 13 today.
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, we would love to know about your birthday with a photo of a friend, a family. tell us all the details. we'll read them on the air. we'll be right back. ♪
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you have seen them or smelled them, stink bugs are more prevalent here compared to the past seasons. as their name implies the bugs can emit a powerful odor when they're disturbed. so, the initial problem is that the sheer number now. they can literally swarm a house. >> they're awful. >> you know jamie said he has a stink bug problem. that's not why he's not here today.
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listen, if you are coping with an invasion offer some advice do not swat or crush them unless you want to smell bad. do not use any sprays just vacuum them up and dispose the trash. don't smash them. they're not aggressive about but they dive bomb you, they will fly into your face. many of you, you want to say that megan said they are cute. she tid. how about the weather? and the hot summer accelerate the growth and population boom of the bugs. 93. we're close to the record. a storm. it looks like tomorrow 84. southern maryland will push. and we'll turn mostly cloudy
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into the afternoon. you may want to adjust that a better chance of rain developing. now to new york and get the tech bites. >> facebook goes down for a second day. half a billion people had time on their hands during what is called the worst outage in over four years. it fixed the problem which it blamed on a flaw and not related to wednesday's out an. junkies can catch up on shows and watch the classics on the go. hula plus is a new app. the service is promising but not worth it yet. >> i think 10-dollars is too much for hula or bit bop. i want to see more proms --


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